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on the campus of the massachusetts institute of technology, a prestigious university here in the boston area, specifically in cambridge, there was a shooting of a police officer. the officer was killed. there was also a carjacking in cambridge. there was a chase. two individuals have been arrested in watertown, massachusetts. there has been a big police presence, both local law enforcement and the federal bureau of investigation, the fbi which would suggest that this is not your average local crime, even though the shooting of a police officer is taken sle seriously. the fbi would not necessarily be involved in the manhunt for somebody who shot a police officer. the fbi has said, they've acknowledged to cnn, they're trying to figure out if there's any connection whatsoever with what is going on this evening on the campus of m.i.t. and in watertown where the individuals were apprehended and what happened earlier on monday a couple blocks from me. i'm going to go to drew griffin on the scene in watertown where these arrests have taken place. drew, what can you tell us? >> reporter: we just got
this is developing in the last few hours? >> well, i think this technology is remarkable. a couple years ago i worked on an assassination investigation in lebanon and the amazing ability of modern police force to go after people like this and run them down to ground is amazing. i think that if, in fact, these people have stayed in the united states and these pictures are out everywhere with the police, with facial recognition, that it's a matter of time we get them. >> i mean -- >> assuming they haven't left. >> it's interesting to me because social media has been taking a kicking in the last 36 hours for lots of hype, innuendo, rumor, perhaps the bad side of the way social networking can play in these instances but now we have a clear positive, where somebody took one picture on his iphone, then posted it to facebook, a friend of his on facebook studied that picture once the fbi released these images today and saw the connection. and that in itself could be a really quite dramatic move forward for the fbi. >> yeah, there's no way out of this for them unless they go live in the wilderness or somethin
with that technology. >> commissioner bratton, from these images, very hard to say what ethnicity these two are. working on that, do you think the fbi again may have a better idea than we do just from what's released? >> what you're seeing is the actual videos. their ability to enhance them with the capabilities of computers today, they've got a much better imagery than what we're seeing there. also, part of what they're looking to now do by pushing these images out, everybody who was in that area guaranteed is now checking their videos, checking their photos to see did i actually catch these two guys on my video. >> apparently they're being absolutely inundated both to their websites, also e-mails, calls, everything, and social media is erupting with information. >> this is what's going to be unique, if you will, unique in the sense the first time we had an event of this magnitude where back in 9/11, not everybody was carrying a camera. today, everybody is carrying a camera and the majority of them are carrying video cameras. so it's going to be a challenge to basically absorb it all but it's
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